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They, the iron (EU) and clay (UN), combine in the seed of men
(the divided kingdom) - the last secular kingdom.
41 “In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with common clay.
42 “As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle.
43 “And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery. - Dan. 2:41-43 NASB
How can you tell the difference between the gathering (rapture) and the second coming?
When Jesus comes to gather the saints in the air (rapture) all the tribes on the earth will mourn (Matt. 24:30).
When Jesus comes with the armies of heaven at the second coming armies will be waiting to fight Him (Rev. 19:17:21).
Jesus Returns At The Second Coming With The Armies From Heaven Followed Him
The Kings of The Earth And Their Armies Have Gathered To Make War Against Jesus
The Beast (Man of Sin) And The False Prophet Are Cast Into The Lake of Fire
He Treads The Winepress of The Wrath of God (see Rev. 14:17-20)
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.”
19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. - Rev. 19:11-21 NKJV
When Jesus Returns It Will Be Like The Days of Noah And The Days of Lot
Like The Days of Noah
The days of the coming of the Son of man will be like the days of Noah (Matt. 24:37, Luke 17:26) - they ate, drank and married.
The days of Noah - wickedness, evil thoughts continually (Gen. 6:5), Violence (Gen. 6:11)
Like The Days of Lot
When the Son of Man is revealed it will be like the days of Lot (Luke 17:28) - they ate, drank, bought, sold, and planted.
The days of Lot - grievous sin (Gen. 18:20)
In Genesis the days of Noah were filled with violence and mans thoughts were on evil continually (Gen. 6:5,11).
The days of Lot were filled with grievous sin (Gen. 18:20, 19:24). Sodom had gross homosexuality (Gen. 19:4-11, 24-25).
Jesus Returns To Gather His Elect In The Air. Later When He Return To Rule The Earth Armies Are Waiting To Fight Him
When Jesus comes to gather His saints to meet Him in the air (rapture, rescue from the wrath) after tribulation, all the tribes of the earth will mourn (Matt. 24:30)
When Jesus returns to rule the earth after the great tribulation (day of the Lord) at His second coming armies will be waiting to make war with Him. (Rev. 19:19)
The Kings of The Earth And The Whole World Gather For Battle At Armageddon
God Will Gather All Nations To The Valley of Jehoshaphat (The Lord Judges)
They Scattered Israel Among The Nations And Divided Up His Land
1 “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land." - Joel 3:1-2 NIV
Whoever Calls On The Name of The Lord Will Be Delivered
On Mount Zion And In Jerusalem There Will Be Those Who Escape
Jerusalem Will Be Captured - Half of The City Will Go Into Exile - They Will Flee By The Mountain Valley
Then The Lord Will Come With The Holy Ones, The Lord Will Be King Over The Whole Earth
The Lord Will Strike The Nations That Fought Against Jerusalem
Their Flesh Will Rot While They Are Still Standing On Their Feet
Jerusalem will be captured and then the Lord will fight against those nations. He will set His feet on the Mount of Olives. Some of the armies that have gathered at Armageddon may go to Jerusalem. It seems like these two events are tied together.
The Lord Will Save The Tents of Judah First And Then Jerusalem
The Lord Will Make Jerusalem A Heavy Stone For All Peoples
When Jeshua Returns
Judgement of the Gentiles
Satan Will Be Bound And Thrown Into The Abyss For 1,000 Years
2 Timothy 4:1-2
Jesus Will Judge The Living And The Dead At His Appearing And His Kingdom (The Second Coming)
I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. - 2 Tim. 4:1-2 NKJV
After The 1,000 Years
After The 1,000 Years
Satan Will Be Thrown Into The Lake of Fire Where The Beast And False Prophet Are
They Will Be Tormented Day And Night Forever And Ever
Anyone Not Found Written In The Book of Life Was Cast Into The Lake of Fire
The Great White Throne Judgment
The Dead Were Judged According To Their Works
Death And Hades Were Thrown Into The Lake of Fire - This Is The Second Death
2 Peter 3:10-13
A New Heaven And Earth After The 1,000 Year Reign of Christ
The day of the Lord (a time of wrath) will come like a thief. There is great tribulation during this period (Matt. 24:15-21).
The verses above are describing what takes place after the 1,000 year reign of Christ (Rev. 21:1-8). The new heaven and new earth will come after the 1,000 year reign of Christ.
After the 1,000 years there will be a new heaven and a new earth. The holy city, New Jerusalem, will come down out of heaven from God, as a bride adorned for her husband. An angel showed John the Lamb’s wife, Jerusalem descending out of heaven from God. The city did not need the sun or moon because the glory of God illuminated it. Only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life shall enter it. There was a crystal clear river of water of life. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river was a tree of life that bore twelve fruits. Each tree yielded its fruit every month, and the leaves were for healing of the nations (Rev. 21:9-27, 22:1-5).